AUTHOR OF DYNAMO AND THE STONES
WANT A GOOD READ? These reviews tell it like it is:
“Dynamo is the most spell-binding, I-couldn’t-put-the book-down-and stayed-up-all-night-reading book I’ve had the pleasure to read in years! The writing is superb. The story is captivating. The characters are believable. God’s power is evident.”
“Received Dynamo last Thursday, started reading and couldn’t put it down. Was up till 1:35 am Sat morning reading and got up at 6 am to continue reading…. I AM NOT A READER!”—Ron
“The strong themes of military camaraderie, filial love and battle strategy will certainly ring true for men, creating one of the rare Christian novels that male readers will enjoy as much as the large, female readership of biblical fiction. David is no namby-pamby, and the brutalities of military life are quite evident in this version of his life. While not needlessly graphic for gore’s own sake, Gustafson’s portrayal of war is realistic, and pulls no punches when it comes to the details of David’s violent, kingdom-conquering empire.”—Jennifer
My life has been full and rich, a grand mix of tears and laughter. God has been kind and gentle with me from before I can remember. The gift of writing is just one of many opportunities he has given me to reflect his glory and to bring a ray of light into other people’s lives. By his grace I am indeed “a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season.” (Psalm 1:3)
What have I done in life? Everything from being a minister’s wife, teacher, musician, writer, and encourager, to horses, building houses, tree farming and making maple syrup – all of which has been helpful fodder for writing fiction. My passion is God, and then comes loving people and writing. My favorite books are the Bible, Jane Eyre, and Pride and Prejudice. My music of choice is classical – it feeds my soul. However, wherever worship is going on in whatever musical language, I’m there—happily.
I have a wonderful family. A little weird, perhaps, but our three children and eight grandchildren remind us that there is life beyond the making of books. For more on them, see Family.
Ellie’s short stories and articles have appeared in a number of national and local magazines. Her pallet of experiences has helped bring color and humor to her fiction. In many of her stories, Ellie explores the cosmic struggle between good and evil in light of God’s overarching work of redemption.
PLEASE EMAIL ME–firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you!